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Barack Obama In 2001: "I Don't Agree With Missile Defense"

President Obama has come under fire for comments he made caught on a hot mike to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev asking him for "more flexibility" on missile defense until after the November. He's walked a careful line on his support for a missile defense system in Eastern Europe in recent years, but in 2001 while a commenter of PBS Chicago's show Chicago Tonight, Obama said that he was opposed to Bush Administration plans for missile defense.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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